Obituary - "Funeral services for Mrs. Martha T. Cannon, 81, widow of the late Pres. George Q. Cannon, who died Sunday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. C. Clarence Neslen, will be held Tuesday, Feb. 7,  at 1 p.m. in the Twentieth ward chapel, G. street and Second avenue. Mrs. Cannon had been in good health until Jan. 24, when she suffered a partial stroke from which she did not recover.
She was born May 28, 1846, in St. Louis, Mo. Her father, Lewis Telle, and mother, Amelia Rogers Telle, both died in her early childhood and she was adopted into the family of her aunt, Mrs. George Beebe. With them she went to live in Polk City, Iowa, in which place she spent her girlhood. Her people having joined the Church, she accompanied them to Utah when she was about 15. Shortly thereafter the family returned to Iowa, where Mrs. Cannon entered college.
In 1866, she again set out for Utah without her family. On arrival in Salt Lake, she engaged in school teaching and continued therein until her marriage in 1868. There have been born to her nine children, all living. Her sons, Willard and Espy were absent in Los Angeles until Saturday evening when in response to news of her serious condition, they left at once for Salt Lake, arriving Sunday evening."
At her funeral Orson F. Whitney said of her, "I presume there are many here who knew Sister Cannon much better than I did, but I doubt if there are any who had more respect for her. She always struck me by the dignity of her appearance, her personality, and by her amiable disposition. She was a woman among women. She had a queenly dignity and was a genuine lady."